Merge of two profiles into higher number, is there a way to correct? Do old profile numbers get recycled?

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Carruthers-180 lower numbered profile
WikiTree profile: William Carruthers
in WikiTree Help by Edward Hogan G2G6 Mach 1 (17.0k points)

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In this case the merge did not go into the lower number because there was a difference in the spelling of the name. Caruthers-180 was merged into Carruthers-371. When one version of the name is determined to be incorrect, the lower number rule does not apply.

No, numbers do not get recycled and a merge once completed cannot be undone.
by Shirley Dalton G2G6 Pilot (500k points)
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